Lots of news (I might have to think about doing these Timbers news roundups more than twice a week!).
Game 20: Rochester 1 – Timbers 0 by mao at The Portland Timbers USL Blog at The Offside
A first half goal by Kénold Versailles was enough to see Rochester Rhinos past visiting Portland Timbers, 1-0. The failure to equalize, even after goalkeeper Steve Cronin saved a Ryan Heins penalty and another Rochester goal was waved off due to offside, is a microcosm of this entire season for Portland. Rodrigo Lopez put two strong free kicks on frame late-on, but again the toothless Timbers attack prevented the collection of a single point. The four-game road trip thus results in just four points. [more]
Timbers fall to the Rhinos 1 nil by paulsepp at Dropping Timber
The Timbers controlled much of the second half, but could not overcome a 22nd minute goal by Kenold Versailles. Isaac Kissi poked the ball for Versailles who blasted a shot past Cronin from outside the box. The Timbers only managed to get one shot on goal in the first half. [more]
Two Timbers and Pumas Mark Lee Makes PDL All Star Side at Prost Amerika Soccer
The success of football in the Pacific Northwest received further acknowledgment this week. Kitsap Pumas highly rated left back Mark Lee has received the ultimate accolade from his league. He has been selected to the all-league team for the Premier Development League. [more]
And don’t forget, the Timbers U-23s begin PDL championship run Friday (see Tuesday’s Timbers Tidbits for more details).
At the OregonLive Timbers Blog, Kips Kesgard looks to the Timbers future, in two parts:
Building an MLS roster part 1 – Not as easy as it might first appear
Building an MLS roster part 2 – Targeting experience that isn’t already spent
The Timbers, sorely in need of a consistent offensive threat, have signed Dutch striker Ibad Muhamadu. Muhamadu most recently played for FC Dordrecht, where he had 8 goals in 18 outings.
Bruce Savage, the father of Portland midfielder Keith Savage, has retired from coaching. One benefit of which is that he will be able to travel and watch my son Keith play soccer for the Portland Timbers. Recovering from a knee injury, Keith saw his first regular season action this year in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Tampa Bay.
And former Timber Alan Gordon, the longest tenured LA Galaxy player, has been traded to Chivas USA. In 2004 he was the USL rookie of the year with the Timbers.
The Timbers Army is Ready, so declares TheOriginalWinger.com. But of course we already knew that.
Timbers Army veteran Steven D. Lenhart has scored spots in an international football photography exhibit in Poland for two of is amazing photographs of the Army.
And the Timbers Army Trailer, RIP, has been replaced, by the Timbers Army Van! It needs some work though – help raise repair money by bidding at items donated by TA members!
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